Risk of coronavirus-related death is higher in obese men and young people, study shows
“Obesity plays a profound role in risk for death from COVID-19, particularly in male patients and younger populations.” the researchers stated in the study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The study suggests that a high body mass index (BMI) was more strongly associated with novel coronavirus deaths in men and younger adults compared to women and older adult patients. The correlation was independent of other comorbidities related to obesity such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic lung or renal disease, heart failure, and myocardial infarction, which are risk factors for poor outcomes in coronavirus cases, according to a news release.
Researchers analyzed 6,916 electronic health records of Kaiser Permanente Southern California patients who tested positive for novel coronavirus during the period from …continued .
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